Food Studies

Food studies is a bit of a complex term, in my opinion. There seems to be a specific set of criteria that constitutes if something is ‘food studies’ or not. Food studies refers to the study of human interaction with food rather than its nutritional qualities and analysis of its physical qualities. While this can be incorporated into the study of how food relates to people, that is not the primary goal of food studies. Food studies is both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in its practice, drawing on multiple areas of study to gain a more in depth understanding of the effect that food has on humans. Sociology, anthropology, business analytics, and theory can all be applied in certain ways to food studies, among other fields. Such a study is important because it can bring cultures together as well as reveal certain aspects about the past from around the world that may be a lot harder to understand without taking a look at ancient cuisine.

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